|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1915|
Wm owned the land and passed it on to his sons.
Citation: The Vandalia Union, Nov 25, 1915, pg. 1, col. 6.
Title: William Conner Dies Suddenly
Subtitle: Prominent Seminary Township Man, 80 Years Old, Victim of Heart Failure
William Conner, more commonly known as Peter Conner, died suddenly while at the home of his son Cleve, in Seminary township last Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 17. He had walked over from his own home half a mile away. Arriving at Cleve’s he went into the house, greeted the family, sat down on a chair, laid his hat on the floor at his side, and without further word and without a struggle expired. His death, as pronounced by a coroner’s jury later, was due to heart failure.
The body was removed to his own home where the inquest was held and where it was prepared for burial. The funeral occurred Friday afternoon from the home and was conducted by Rev. Dothager. The internment was in his private burial lot on his farm.
The deceased had been a lifelong resident of Seminary township where he had acquired considerable land and property and where he was prominent in the affairs of his community. As a young man he was united with a Miss Kelly. To them were born two children, John, deceased, who was the father of Don Conner, now employed at the First National Bank, and Mrs. Lydia Cox, who resides at Keyesport. A few years after the death of his first wife he was married to Sarah Ellen Ellsworth, who survives him. By this last union there were five children, Lillie, deceased, Charles and Cleve, living on the home place, Mrs. Della Eveland, Greenup, Mrs. Lura Donaldson, Mulberry Grove.
Sarah Ellen Ellsworth Conner (1849 - 1918)*
John Conner (1855 - 1907)*
Lydia Ann Conner Cox (1859 - 1941)*
Charles Victor Conner (1872 - 1933)*
Cleve Edgar Conner (1884 - 1943)*
Lura Ann Conner Donelson (1889 - 1964)*
Created by: Edd Marks
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
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